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Lovecraft and Metal

Lovecraft and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 48:

We turn to the works of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos. We review how the depth of his intense horror fiction influenced music, especially in the world of Heavy Metal. From the Call of Cthulhu, to Nameless Shapes and Things That Should Not Be, we fall into the depths of Lovecraft and Heavy Metal.

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Hosted by Greg Davies from Blendover, the Heavy Metal Historian Podcast delivers to you snippets of tales from years gone by in the world of Metal, one episode at a time.



Metal News Links

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DOWN’s Appearance At FORTAROCK Canceled By Organizers

FILTER Announce ‘Make America Hate Again’ Tour

Former PANTERA vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO Denies Being Racist After White Power Shoutout

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METALLICA To Reissue ‘Kill ‘Em All’ And ‘Ride The Lightning’ Albums In April

MÖTLEY CRÜE’s VINCE NEIL Is Working On New Solo Record


PHIL ANSELMO of PANTERA Apologizes For DIMEBASH Incident (Video Included)

V’ BEL release Rage The Storm

Video: MACHINE HEAD’s ROBB FLYNN Responds to PHIL ANSELMO Racism Accusations



Clips and Sources

Evil Dead 2 Groovy

Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Fear of The Unknown: Lovecraft Documentary

From Beyond (1986) – Trailer

Re-Animator (1985) – Trailer [HQ]

The Banshee Chapter (2013) Trailer

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 1/8

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 3/8

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 4/8

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 6/8

The Haunted Palace (1963) Trailer

The Mist (2007) – HD Trailer

The Thing (1982) Trailer



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  • mariabinx

    super cool! I have a suggestion… why not create a playlist on Spotify with recommended listening? Thanks for the great podcast

    • cGt2099

      I have considered doing this in the past – but decided against it. While Spotify is popular, many people are also using other music services instead. I opted to list the songs on the post so that people can make their own playlists.

  • Grimphantom

    This one was a great podcast and how cool you came up with Heavy Metal and the influence of Lovecraft. Hearing some of the audio i so recognized that recent documentary they did of Lovecraft.

    The where stuff i never knew and it’s cool to hear everything and learned more.

  • Morley

    Except Metallica spelled it Ktulu.

  • Rogga H

    No mention of PUTERAEON? You should check them out, their discography is exclusively Lovecraft-related.